pumpkin-y pennsylvania visit from new gramma and grampa terry.

as mentioned in a previous post, my mom and stepdad came down for a few days last week, to visit us before we head out west on our epic road trip. most of the first afternoon was spent settling in and showing off (parents and kids, respectively).

on the second day, before the rain and wind rolled in, we went to a nearby pumpkin patch to select some carve-worthy pumpkins. i won’t bore you with details. except to tell you that it cost us $27 to pick our own lopsided pumpkins and could have cost us $10 at the amish grocery store down the road that we visited on the way home for a couple of necessities. blerg.

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we also managed to squeeze in some cookie decorating before the rain/wind arrived. we opted for some prepacked cookies from walmart – all cut out and with little packs of icing and sprinkles. i only wish we had picked up some actual frosting, because the icing didn’t go far or taste good.

hazel worked very hard on her cookies and completed two entire masterpieces.
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anna worked at a medium pace and made sure to be smiling in all of my pics. no candids here.
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isaac raced through several cookies, covering them in as much icing as possibly before i banished him for excessive icing usage. he was happy to just eat his creations and leave us alone.
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did i say “as much icing as possible”? because i meant sprinkles, too.
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new techniques.
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isaac. sunflare. ghost.
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hazel also put the sprinkles to good use. we may or may not have picked up a few extras at the amish grocery store.
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once hazel’s first cookie had been perfected, she performed a taste test.
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turns out, a bite mark was just the finishing touch it needed.
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i lied. here’s an anna candid.
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hard workers.
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anna’s masterpiece.
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anna and the gramma.
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our completed collection.
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later that night, we completed the pumpkin day trifecta with a viewing of “nightmare before christmas” and the girls snuggled up with grampa terry, who pretended he was afraid of all of the tim burton creatures.
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turns out, i didn’t take many more pictures with the fam. the gettysburg day and this day are pretty much it. the returned to their homeland on sunday morning and we will spend another week here. in pennsylvania. the end.

1 Comment

  1. Brenda says:

    Great fun!

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